NC Garden Wedding | Duke Gardens | Deborah and Dan

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NC Garden Wedding

Picture this: You and your honey of three and a half years have been living in New York City. Now you’re just about to move away. But before you leave, he takes you out to Lincoln Center one more time. You have so many sweet memories of seeing incredible ballets, operas and symphonies there. After the show, he says he wants to have a last look at the world-famous fountain outside. You stroll out for old times’ sake, mingling with the tourists, taking in the beauty of the evening. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better…it does! Suddenly your honey is dropping to his knee and asking you a very important question…

Sound like a fairy tale? It does to me!! But that’s really how it went down when Dan proposed to Deborah. They were married at the Duke Gardens in Durham, and I was so delighted to shoot their beautiful day! This couple was wonderful to work with…they were super on time on the wedding day, and the wedding ran incredibly smoothly. Sally Oakley‘s coordination was amazing. This was my first time working with her, but I hope not the last. Really such a pleasure!

When I asked Dan to tell me a little bit about why he fell in love with Deborah, he wrote about their shared ‘wonder at the beauty and mystery found in the great and small’. Yes!! Their garden wedding was filled with so many beautiful, mysterious moments…both great and small. They were surrounded by their dear ones (I especially loved watching them have a blast with their siblings). I was so touched to see Deborah cry as she read a letter that Dan had written for her. And the dance floor was absolutely rockin’! This was definitely a day to remember…below is a sneak peek of their wedding! Thanks Jamye for always being an amazing assistant!

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Every time I photograph a wedding that the florist is Tre Bella, I know it will be beautiful! These three sisters do an amazing job and they are super nice!

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DJ Josh Wilson with Island Sound rocked the dance floor!!!

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NC Garden Wedding

Coordinator: Sally Oakley Weddings & Events / Florist: Tre Bella / Cake: Durham Whole Foods / Ceremony music: Arioso Strings /
Reception music: Island Sound / Catering: Durham Catering / Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Make-up: Julie Robbins / Hair: Tiffany Mentrak / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Shoes: Enzo Angliani / Bridesmaids dress: David’s Bridal /
Groom and groomsmen’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse



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